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Quick Hit: Maxon BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

October 23, 2015
A new bass overdrive with excellent tweakability and natural-sounding tones.
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Maxon OD808X Overdrive Extreme Review

September 8, 2015
Maxon builds a high-gain ’Screamer for heavy hitters.
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Maxon Releases the BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

May 14, 2015
The B10 can cover semi-dirty boosts all the way to super-saturated shred.
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Quick Hit: Maxon FV-10 Fuzz Elements Void

November 11, 2014
Enhanced Scrambler-type circuit dishes deliciously dangerous and glitchy fuzz.
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Maxon Releases the OD808X Overdrive Extreme

October 24, 2014
The OD808X offers a wider frequency response with an extended hi-frequency range.
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Blake Mills: Emotional Rescue

October 16, 2014
On his second solo outing, Blake Mills grabs the spotlight with a dream team of special guests—including Don Was, Fiona Apple, Jon Brion, and Jim Keltner—for a poignant, heartfelt journey back in time to the way rock records used to be made.
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Maxon FWA10 Fuzz Elements Water Review

September 6, 2014
A parametric EQ makes this Muff-style fuzz positively expansive.
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Maxon Releases Line of Fuzz Element Pedals

March 27, 2014
Maxon has modeled and mapped the complex elements that make up the core sounds of seven legendary effects.
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State of the Stomp: Maxon's Susumu Tamura Interview

October 3, 2013
A rare interview with the engineer who created the Tube Screamer circuit.
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Maxon AD10 Delay Review

September 9, 2013
Natural, mellow repeats and classic BBD technology meet in this lush analog delay pedal.
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Godlyke Announces Maxon AD10 Analog Delay and ASC10 Ambient Stereo Chorus

June 27, 2013
Maxon has announced two new pedals, the AD10 Analog Delay, and ASC10 Ambient Chorus.
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Maxon DB10 Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Ever feel like your amp doesn’t quite reach the potential that its formidable exterior suggests? Or that you can’t match your bandmates’ volume when you need to? Sometimes we
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Godlyke Announces the Maxon DB10 Dual Booster

August 15, 2012
The DB10 features two completely independent Boost circuits in a single compact housing.
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Maxon RTD800 Real Tube Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Review

December 13, 2011
Maxon has revamped and updated the Real Tube Series line with a family of pedals dubbed Real Tube II.
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NAMM '11 - Maxon Real Tube Series Pedal Demos

February 4, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits Maxon Effects (Godlyke Distributing) booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of their three newest pedals from the Real Tube Series--Compressor/Limiter, Overdrive & Overdrive/Distortion.
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Tone Games 2010: 30 Stompboxes Reviewed

October 20, 2010
Looking for that elusive puzzle piece to complete the perfect pedalboard (for now, at least)? Then join the fray as we put 30 new pedals through their paces—and then qualify for the Pedalboard extras Bonus Round.
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Maxon ST-9 Pro+ Super Tube Pedal Review

October 20, 2010
A variation on the classic green overdrive
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NAMM '10 - TWA Triskelion, Maxon Super Metal Demos

February 8, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the NAMM 2010 Show where he visits the Godlyke Distribution booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear new products from Emma Effects, TWA and Maxon.

This years from Emma Effects, we get introduced to the StinkBug, ReezaFRATzitz and PsidiYAUwot. The StinkBug is a classic overdrive. The low and high controls gives a great control of the amount of mids in the pedal. Turn them both down, and the midrange comes out, but without being nasal. Turn them up, and the mids gets slightly scooped, still keeping the sound full and punchy. The PsidiYAUwot is Emma's take on a metal pedal.

The TWA Triskelion is a harmonic energizer that uses vintage Synth technology to re-shape the harmonic structure of the input signal, adding punch, clarity and depth to any guitar tone. The TK-1s specially tuned filter can create glassy clean tones, boost midrange for throaty solos, or tune your rig to the room for a wall of singing, resonant feedback. Massive amp sounds, explosive lead-breaks, infinite sustain, and downright nasty, energy-intense tones are just a few of the uses for the Triskelion.

The Maxon Super Tube Pro is Maxon's salute to the rare and highly collectible "Super Tube Screamer" from the 1980's, the new Maxon ST-9 Pro+ Super Tube takes the basic design elements of that coveted vintage model and brings them into the 21st century. Loosely based on Maxons classic 808 circuit, the ST-9 Pro+ offers a dedicated midrange control that varies the amount of Midrange boost, creating powerful, fat and heavy distortion sounds akin to a full stack amplifier. A mode switch to select from two different diode types allows the user to fine-tune the ST-9 Pro+ for use with single coils or humbuckers, while switchable 9- or 18-volt operation provides increased dynamic headroom and fuller frequency response.

The Maxon Super Metal is based on the cult-classic Super Metal pedal from the 1980's, the new Maxon SM-9 Pro+ packs sufficient firepower to accurately reproduce all the tonal evolutions of metal music over the past 30 years. The SM-9 Pro+ features Gain, Level, Scoop, and Edge controls. Gain simultaneously boosts the 1 kHz midrange band by up to 20 dB as Gain is increased. Scoop is a mid-band elimination filter that is variable between 200 Hz 2 kHz. Edge is a hi-cut shelving filter that cuts hi frequencies from 2 kHz to 15 kHz. The SM-9 Pro+ also features switchable 9 or 18 volt operation, providing sufficient heardroom with minimal compression to handle today's high-output pickups and active electronics.

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Stomping Grounds: 25 Pedals Reviewed

October 21, 2009
25 pedal reviews to put some womp in your stomp: Fuchs, Whirlwind, Maxon, Barber, T-Rex, Kasha, Rockbox, Granville, Pigtronix, Strymon, EH, Empress, ModTone, Barber, Red Witch, MXR, Pedalworx, Mountainking and Mad Professor
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